From Thursday 5 November, we have to close the club again due to the second national lockdown coming into effect. This affects both the clubhouse and the courts, in line with government and LTA guidelines.
Therefore, please do not go to the club for any reason, but rest assured that we will be keeping a keen eye on the LTA guidance and will reopen as soon as we are allowed.
In the meantime, please stay safe and don’t hesitate to contact the committee should you have any questions.
Wednesday night social tennis is returning on Wednesday 2 September, 7.30-9.30pm. Social tennis is open to all Peak and Intermediate members. Unfortunately, we will not be able to open the bar for Social members.
It is a fantastic opportunity to play a range of members and enjoy feeling part of the HWLTC family. Social tennis will have exclusive use of the courts every Wednesday from 7.30-9.30pm.
To start off with, we will operate as follows:
A weekend social will also be organised in the near future.
It’s been great to see so many members at the club since we reopened in May and we know that lots of our members have really enjoyed participating in the summer tournament, for which we owe a big thank you to Darren Plank and Stuart McTiernan who organised a great event. More updates are as below.
Wednesday night social trial
We are now moving into the next phase of trying to return to normal and will soon be trialling a club mix-in on a Wednesday evening, starting on 2 September.
We are still unable to open the bar as having reviewed the current LTA and government guidelines, the committee has agreed that the work required to make the bar Covid-19 secure far outweighs the benefits of opening it. The kitchen is also still closed.
We can now confirm that the floodlights can be used, but please clean the clubhouse door handles and sanitise your hands after entering and leaving.
Court booking system
In addition, from 1 September, the court booking system will be changed to reflect our membership structure as follows:
We're sorry to say that we have had to postpone our Presentation Night at the Apollonia on 10 October. It has been rescheduled for 23 October 2021, coinciding with the 120th Anniversary of the club, so we need to make sure that’s a good one!
As always please continue to follow the LTA guidelines and make sure you don’t come to the club if you are suffering from any coronavirus symptoms, so that we can all carry on enjoying ourselves on court.
Please contact the committee if you have any questions.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, R&D Coaching's Junior coaching programme is slightly different this term. It will be a six-week term from Mon 14 Sep to Sat 24 Oct and will follow the below schedule:
To ensure everyone's safety, we will abide by these safety measures:
You can download the booking form from the coaching for juniors page and contact Darren 07960 071478 or Roy on 07802 969698 if you have any questions.
Following the change in Government guidance and in line with LTA guidelines, we’re pleased to let you know that some play for members can start at the Club, but the Clubhouse remains closed until further notice.
Playing members must comply with the following:
This situation will be kept under review in line with any published advice - any changes will be advised to our members.
Following Government and LTA advice, the clubhouse and courts are closed until further notice.
We hope to see you all again when restrictions are lifted. Stay healthy!
In light of the Government’s advice regarding the current Coronavirus problem, we have decided to suspend all club organised events with immediate effect, this means that there will be no Social Play on a Tuesday or Thursday morning, Wednesday evening or Saturday afternoon and we will not be opening the bar at any time.
All R&D group coaching sessions are also suspended with immediate effect, if you have any questions about this please call Darren (07960 071478).
The courts will remain open for you to play on, if you wish to, but you will need to bring your own tennis balls (to ensure no transfer of virus on the balls). Please continue to follow government advice whilst at the club by washing your hands and not shaking hands at the end of a match, as is our normal etiquette, elbow bumps or hands in prayer position are good alternatives.
We will continue to follow the government and LTA advice and will update you if things change, in the meantime stay healthy and safe.
- HWLTC Committee
There are a few important dates that we wanted to make our members are aware of:
We had a lot of fun celebrating Christmas on Wednesday 18 December, with cheese, bread, chocs, raffle and, of course, drinks at the bar. But it was made extra special with trophy presentations for the winners of our 2019 tournaments - see some of our pics below. Happy New Year all!
Julia Lamb and Margaret Boyer won a hard fought final 6-3 against Reena Cotsford-Dolden and Rosita Herath to take the trophy.
Harrow Weald LTC